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Trent Valley Palaeolithic Project (TVPP)

A research project of the Department of Archaeology.


This project is funded by English Heritage under the auspices of the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund. It aims to re-examine the Palaeolithic archaeology and Quaternary History of the River Trent, the catchment of which contains the northern-westernmost concentration of Lower and Middle Palaeolithic artefacts in Europe. The project is led by Drs. Mark White, David Bridgland (Durham) and Dr. Andy Howard (Birmingham), in collaboration with a range of Quaternary specialists from other universities around the UK, and all ably held together by Mr. Tom White. Having completed the field recording (of both sites and artefacts) the project is currently in the analytical phase; a monograph of the results is due for completion by March 2007. An educational booklet for local outreach and several academic articles based on the preliminary results are already in press. For more information and our virtual museum showing artefacts from the region, see the project web site:

Trent Valley Palaeolithic Project (TVPP)


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